Kingsman: The Golden Circle was the #1 film over the weekend as it made $39 million to beat out second place finisher It.Fellow newcomer The LEGO Ninjago Movie, saddled with lukewarm reviews, managed just a third place finish with $21 million. Here’s this weekend’s top 10:
1. Kingsman: The Golden Circle – $39 million
2. It – Flick has another strong weekend with $30 million and to date it has grossed over $266 million domestically.
3. The LEGO Ninjago Movie – $21 million
4. American Assassin -$6.2 million
5. Home Again – Reese Witherspoon comedy takes in $3.3 million
6. Mother! – Makes just $3.2 million in its second weekend and it’s a disappointing outing (at least box office wise) for Jennifer Lawrence.
7. Friend Request – This movie was unfriended by most moviegoers as it made just $2.4 million.
8. The Hitman’s Bodyguard – $1,85 million
9. Stronger – Jake Gyllenhaal movie makes $1.8 million in limited release.
It beat out all comers with another strong weekend as it made $60 million at the box office. The action thriller American Assassin, headlined by Dylan O’Brien, came in at #2 with a solid $14.8 million weekend. Unfortunately director Darren Aronofsky and Jennifer Lawrence didn’t drum up a sizable audience for mother! which, though #3, made just $7.5 million. Here’s the top 10:
1. It – It’s #1 for the second week in a row and makes $60 million this weekend. Total domestic gross is over $218 million!
2. American Assassin – $14.8 million
3.mother! – It’s a bomb for Darren Aronofsky and Jennifer Lawrence. $7.5 million.
4. Home Again – Reese Witherspoon comedy earns $5.5 million.
5. The Hitman’s Bodyguard – $3.5 million
6. Annabelle: Creation – Hit film makes $2.6 million and it’s collected over $99 million domestically.
7. Wind River – $2.5 million
8. Leap! – $2.1 million
9. Spider-Man: Homecoming – The feature, which has made over $330 million domestically, takes in $1.8 million.
Like one of his most famous films, Samuel L. Jackson’s acting career began a long time ago (though not in a galaxy far, far away). In fact, he made his first movie 45 years ago! But it took a long time for top-notch directors like Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, and Quentin Tarantino to recognize his talent. Until that happened, he just kept scrapping, taking whatever jobs paid the bills. And while those were difficult days, Jackson looks back on them fondly, and he says those early struggles always help him put all the success he’s had into perspective. (Click on the media bar below to hear Samuel L Jackson)
Jackson’s latest film is doing big business at the box office: The Hitman’s Bodyguard.
It was an extremely weak box office weekend, as The Hitman’sBodyguard was the only movie to break the $10 million mark to take the top spot. Newcomer Leap!, though it finished in third place, managed just $5 million. Here’s this weekend’s top 10:
1. The Hitman’s Bodyguard– It makes $10.1 million this weekend and to date it’s collected $39 million domestically.
2. Annabelle: Creation – $7.3 million
3. Leap! – Elle Fanning animated flick has a $5 million debut.
4. Wind River – $4.4 million
5. Logan Lucky– Steven Soderbergh’s latest takes in $4.36 million
6. Dunkirk – $3.9 million
7. Spider-Man: Homecoming – This latest iteration of the oft-rebooted series has been a box office success. This weekend it makes $2.7 million.
8. Birth of the Dragon – Newcomer does dismal business with just $2.5 million.
9. The Emoji Movie – Critically drubbed flick takes in $2.3 million and to date it’s collected over $130 million worldwide.
10. Girls Trip – The summer’s biggest surprise (it’s made over $108 million domestically) collects $2.3 million.
Once he established himself in Hollywood, Samuel L. Jackson found himself in an enviable position: He could choose whatever projects he wanted. For some actors, that can be a blessing; for others, a curse. Jackson, however, has used his power of choice very wisely. He’s acted in movies that have satisfied him artistically, and he’s also been in plenty of career-sustaining box office hits. And sometimes, they’ve been both at once! But from his films with Quentin Tarantino to the Star Wars franchise, Jackson has been very pleased with the decisions he’s made. (Click on the media bar to hear Samuel L. Jackson)
Jackson’s latest movie, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, is playing in theaters now.